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11/21/14 10:47 P

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If you enjoy bookbinding, this is an especially helpful site:

www.ibookbinding.com/

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11/11/14 12:04 P

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Love this website I just came across. It's full of great mixed media ideas. And MZ of "Altered Upcycling - DIY and Crafts" is having a free downloads give-away for November and December 2014 for anyone who signs up for a new subscription on her site.

www.alteredupcycling.com/christmas-g
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11/8/14 12:33 P

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Talk about all KINDS of crafty! Take a look at this blog for all sorts of great ideas. On this particular post I especially like the spoon pendants.

www.mitzismiscellany.com/2013/10/wha
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ive-been-making-this-month.html#more


Mitzi's Miscellany: Vintage and Handmade Treasures

And if you're into Pinterest, she's got a treasure-trove of great boards:
www.pinterest.com/mitzicuri/

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11/8/14 12:21 P

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Here's a video tutorial for a cute little handmade gratitude journal with a free template for pages inside the book. I haven't made one of these -- I just use a blank journal for mine. But I'm thinking about making these up for my grandkids and then teaching them how to make additional ones for themselves after their first journal gets filled.
(Looks like she printed the pages on card stock so that there is no bleed-through on the backs.)

www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/?p=5389

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4/11/14 3:26 P

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Here's another fun site: "Free Pretty Things for You! Pretty Graphics for Pretty Projects."

Lots and lots of vintage clip art!

www.freeprettythingsforyou.com/about
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3/28/14 4:11 P

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Here is a different kind of creative site -- one full of art quotations from Robert Genn's "The Painter's Keys." You can do a search by the author's name or by the category.

artquotes.robertgenn.com/authors.php
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3/23/14 11:46 P

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Someone may have mentioned this site before, and I came across it again today. Not only can you find free images, there are also many craft ideas on how to use the images in various projects.


thegraphicsfairy.com/

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3/23/14 11:44 P

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I hear you about keeping your hands out of the fridge!

I enjoyed taking a mosaics class one time, but I considered myself pretty much a failure at my ceramics classes. I just couldn't get the hang of it! Although I really enjoyed the process, my finished projects just didn't turn out like I had envisioned. (I'm reminded of the "Nailed It" photos that you see sometimes on Pinterest -- my poor little pieces were nothing like the model!)

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Hello... Thanks for all the website! I enjoy all kinds of crafts, so these are great! Currently I'm enjoying a ceramics class to make a few things for my home and garden. I also enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, rubberstamp card making, beading, and want to explore more of crafting by repurposing materials. Hoping by keeping my hands busier I'll keep them out of the fridge :) Cat

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I was looking up information this morning about March being National Craft Month, and I found this site. Looks like it's mainly for Ceramics, Fashion, Decor, and Jewelry -- which means that we could all probably find something on these pages that we like!

www.ilovetocreate.com/

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I'm still into watching cute Jennibellie having fun with her video tutorials for various crafts. Last night I showed my 10-year-old granddaughter the "How to Make Recycled Paper Flower" tutorial that is on this blog page of her "Supply Making Tutorials." Now my granddaughter is hooked, too, and kept telling me how she wants to make some the next time she comes to my house for a visit.

jennibelliestudio.blogspot.co.uk/p/s
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7/26/13 12:34 P

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Here's a site I stumbled on this morning from a Pinterest craft link:

goodideasforyou.com/ideas-a-inspirat
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ns/diy-a-crafts.html


When you click on one of the categories in the DIY & Crafts section, you get thumbnails of various crafts. By clicking on those you are sent to a completely different web site or blog.

Talk about another BIG black hole! You can just travel and travel!

Definitely "All Kinds of Crafty!"

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I am getting sooo EXCITED I ain't EVER comin' out a' my BLACK HOLE!! hahahahaha!!

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Annie, that is so cool! I love how the front cover was wired together!

Louise, I love your comment down below about how some of these sites are like *black holes*!

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3/3/13 12:49 P

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That plexiglass journal is really elaborate!

Sounds like you have some wonderful treasures from your great aunt Nora!

Thanks for letting us know about these journals.

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Wow, AJ, thanks for that site link!! I'm nearly ready to move back into my craft room!! I've been amassing the craft supplies from all the four corners of my house so that my once upon a time upstairs office will prepare for her changes!! I'm sooo excited to find (in the sorting of things) some very old crafting/journaling techniques used by gr8 aunt Nora before the journaling craze. Anyway... I just love this plexiglass journal- in fact the entire site is incredible, so if you get the chance, be sure to take a peek:

www.createmixedmedia.com/make/how-to
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Some things there are step-by-step tutorials and some are FREE pdf downloads, then others are sources for books. I love this tracing paper overlay!!

www.createmixedmedia.com/make/journa
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What a great site, Anna! Thank you for posting. I love the format for those journals.

Hey, Team -- Be sure to also look at the Flickr photos that are referenced in that link. It's fun to see all the different interpretations that came from that first journal idea.

I looked at the Facebook hotlink, too, but unless you are a member of that group, you can't see anything there. But on that Facebook site was a link to a tutorial by Kate Crane about how she made one of her journal pages.

thekathrynwheel.blogspot.co.uk/2011/
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I came across an article by Kate Crane in a magazine and was inspired to give her journal/calendar a try even though I've missed the first two months of the year. I was all kinds of happy doing the pages for March!

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You can find a lot of tutorials on this site for stamping and paper crafts. I personally don't do the traditional scrapbooking or card making with stamps, but I love incorporating some of these ideas into other artwork.

www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources
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2/12/13 10:53 P

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Here's a really good article about different kinds of journals.

www.createmixedmedia.com/blogs/the-c
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2/1/13 2:34 P

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Here's another black hole where you can spend lots of time looking around:

craftgossip.com/

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1/24/13 11:45 P

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Lots of information on this site about how to use alcohol inks.

www.theenchantedgallery.com/alcohol.
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1/21/13 12:57 P

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Here's the Tecniques Zone by Trish Bee. Full of tutorials!


techniqueszone.wordpress.com/

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Thanks for posting, Jenn!

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If you're into knitting or crocheting there's always www.ravelry.com

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Oh wow nice site!

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How did I miss this site!? I stumbled across it just this morning, and I love it. Blogs, tutorials, shopping -- lots of eye candy, too!


www.createmixedmedia.com/

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Free images - public domain - downloadable - "Vintage Printable."

vintageprintable.com/wordpress/

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Take a look at this creative site when you get a chance. Lots of great techniques! I'm just always amazed that artists like Trish Bee are so generous with sharing their work.


techniqueszone.wordpress.com/

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11/29/12 4:26 P

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If any of you do Zentangles, here's a good site. You can subscribe and get notices about new patterns that have been developed.

tanglepatterns.com/

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11/11/12 12:40 P

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That's a great site for patterns! Thanks for letting us know about it. I can't believe they have so many -- and they're FREE!

Here's the link that you can go to it directly.

free-stainedglasspatterns.com/

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11/11/12 11:26 A

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Sorry I haven't been here. Daughter had preemies. Beautiful girls. Jayme didn't survive but Mayme is now a real baby she weight in at 6.11 and is 20" long at 7 weeks. Now am back to crafting. www.freestainedglasspatterns.com I love this site free patterns for glass but can be used for quilting or painting ,

Today is the frist day of the rest of your life make it count.


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11/6/12 11:49 A

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You don't have to be a stamper to use some of these templates from Stampington & Co.


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11/3/12 2:00 P

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Here's a fun site I found today. Be sure to check out the tutorials and free patterns.

suzyssitcom.com/

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10/24/12 11:15 P

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McJulieO and I have enjoyed doing some of Karen Elaine's paper crafts.

karenelaine.com/


Here's one of my favorite projects:
karenelaine.com/index.php?option=com
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I have to add my site: dollarstorecrafts.com

Check out my blog: Dollar Store Crafts (cool craft projects at dollar store prices!) dollarstorecrafts.com


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I just discovered Jennibellie on YouTube, and I've been spending several hours the past few days watching her videos on making journals from recycled materials.

Here's her website:
jennibelliestudio.blogspot.com/p/vid
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I've been saving cereal boxes and old greeting cards for a couple of years, and now, thanks to Jennibellie, I know what I want to do with them!

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Here's a link where you can get free e-books from Cloth Paper Scissors.

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Improvingme - Yeah, I can spend all day looking at craft ideas. Darn work and, ohh, that other thing no one likes to do - exercise.

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Welcome, SK8NCHUTE.
Yes, there are some really good sites listed here. I can sit at the computer for hours just looking at all the great craft ideas.

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Good ideas from everyone. I've checked out some of the sites listed and did a quick browse. I'll have to go back latter and look at them more closely.

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lol

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Oh. My. Gosh.
Another black hole!

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Another good site. www.allcrafts.net

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I signed up for the weekly newsletters from Split Coast Stampers, and I've really enjoyed making a few of their projects.

www.splitcoaststampers.com/

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And what great photographs on that site, as well!

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Very interesting. A friend on another spark team showed this one today. Super fun as well.

creativejewishmom.typepad.com/blog/

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hi. have you guys found pinterest? it is amazing the number of hours that can be happily wasted there. some amazing ideas, too....



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Me too! One of the best for just about anything.

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I love about.com, I use a lot of their free courses.....
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I've signed up for some emails from About.com. Another marvelous website.

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Thanks. I had never searched ehow before. A person could spend all day!!!

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I find ehow.com has quite a lot of ideas for everything you can imagine. I was looking at collages just today.

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This week's "Artellagram" e-newsletter by Marney Makridakis is chocked full of creative tidbits.

I laughed when I read this sentence about her family making their own Christmas cards: "As a child, I remember actually being shocked when I learned that not every household turned into a factory during the Holidays!"

Here's the link to the current newsletter:

www.artellawordsandart.com/ARTELLAGR
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Lisa Vollrath is offering her free downloads again for her 6th Annual Original Printables Holiday Countdown. One of the requirements is that each person who downloads must post the link to share with others. Here's the link:

countdown.tentwostudios.com/

Feel free to post it again somewhere and you can download the artwork, too!

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Does anyone craft with polymer clay? Here's a terrific site:

polymerclaydaily.com/

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Here's another Zentangle site. If you sign up for a subscription, you get about 2 emails per week with instructions on how to create a new Zentangle pattern.

tanglepatterns.com/

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